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Poster: mystified Date: Aug 29, 2010 7:14am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Mystified - Tropical Depression [bump139]

The key words for Tropical Depression are "drone" and "techno". Netlabel buccaneer Mystified has crafted a mid-length release comprised of punchy, catchy sample patterns laid over oscillating drones. Pieces are narcotic but not without pop value.
The basic theme explored is "trouble in paradise" - even in it's most relaxed and decadent moments, mankind has its share of issues - Eden had its snake, Hawaii its hurricanes, Florida its oil spill residue. To put this another way - the pieces on this release can be blissful but also dark, and yet this does not diminish their playfulness.
The fifth track is a short field recording of a supermarket, given a special audio treatment by Mystified, emphasizing once again a troubled consumerist paradise.
A video is included for the first track, "Piece Of Cake". The video features clips from an old film about making soundtracks and various audio experiments, rendered over a shifting bed of colorful images.